7 February 2022 | View in Browser
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Update for Residents and Families

Dear Resident Family Member,

Restrictions ease for Windemere residents

We are pleased to advise that, in consultation with the Hunter New England Public Health Unit, we have been able to ease restrictions for the residents of our Windemere household at Calvary Cessnock.

This follows negative COVID-19 test results today for all residents except those who tested positive initially.

Most residents are now able to leave their rooms, move about their own household and mingle with other household residents. Communal dining and activities will resume and be conducted in a COVID-safe manner.

Our staff will continue to wear personal protective equipment, including N95 masks and eye protection, and closely monitor residents for any symptoms.

The seven (7) residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 will continue to isolate and receive all care in their rooms.

Elrington household

Pleasingly, no further positive cases have been detected in the Elrington household following the latest round of rapid antigen testing this morning.

For the moment, all residents are continuing to isolate and receive care in their rooms. We remain in close contact with the public health unit about when restrictions can be safely lifted, and hope to be able to provide further information to families over the next few days.

Calvary Cessnock remains closed to visitors

Although restrictions have further eased in some of the affected households, the entire Calvary Cessnock site remains closed to visitors until the public health unit deems it safe to reopen.

As always, exceptions can be made for residents receiving end of life care and for compassionate visits. Please contact the home manager to make arrangements. Please also contact the home to book a video call with your loved one, or if you have any concerns.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.


Sandeep Kandel
General Manager, Aged Care